ACHF Arts Access
This program will reinvigorate studio practice of art educators and inspire new level of dedication to their creative practice and role as educators. We’ll reach one hundred art educators through eight workshops. Evaluations will show satisfaction of participants, greater confidence in teaching and enthusiasm for ceramics, and interest in lifelong learning. 2: Program will augment educators’ knowledge base and skills sets, providing tools and information to increase efficacy and enhance classroom experience. Evaluations will show increased technical and contextual expertise. NCC will establish online educator resources and adaptive classroom programs, benefiting an estimated 15,000 students the following year.
NCC programs reached 135 Art Educators through eighteen workshops; Curriculum/activities delivered relevant content for classrooms and studio practices. NCC had preliminary meetings with collaborating artists, three art educator consultants, staff, and Ursula Hargens (lead artist for initiative), to establish goals and objectives for each offering. Pre-assessment surveys were distributed to participants, enabling the tailoring of content to meet specific need. Post-assessment provided feedback about the quality, relevance, accessibility, and format of the program allowing for results to be interpreted immediately to fine-tune future workshops. 2: Programs provided Art Educators with demonstrations and lectures emphasizing technical information, materials, technique, and historical materials. Pre- and post-assessment surveys indicated an increase in knowledge gained during the site-specific workshops. Strong attendance at programs indicated to us the popularity and need for such programs. Qualitative evaluation (word of mouth and one on one with educators) revealed a new zest for learning and for classroom teaching. When given the reigns to design their own programs, select educators opted to bring artists into their classrooms, so that they and their students could learn together.
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